Do you know the recommended guidelines for children’s safe use of technology?

Do you know the recommended guidelines for children’s safe use of technology?

Many parents struggle to get their children off technology and feel unsure about how much time on technology is good for their kids.

Many parents have the feeling that their kids spend too much time but don’t know how many hours their kids actually spend on technology and the recommended guidelines for safe use.

Quick quiz:

  1. Do you know the actual number of hours your child spends watching screens?
  2. Do you know the recommended guidelines for safe use of technology by children?

If you answered no to one or both of those questions then here’s what you can do

Step 1 is to do a screen time audit, say over a week. When you add up the hours your child is on screens, make sure you include: television, videos, phones, tablets and computers – including how much time they spend on a tablet or computer at school. Research studies have shown that parents tend to <strongunderestimate the hours their children are on technology. Perhaps you’ll be the same when you work out how much your child actually engages with screens on a daily, weekly, monthly and yearly basis and how much you thought it was.

Step 2 is to find out about the recommended guidelines so you can make informed decisions about how much time your child is spending on technology. The challenge is that the recommendations are not clear cut as there are differences between recommendations across different countries and the research is still emerging on technology and kids and the experts are still learning about the harms that can occur as our children engage with more and more technology.

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If you would like to know how to navigate your child’s use of technology to minimize the harms and to maximize the benefits, then you’ll find the video course “Technology and Children 0-11: The Good, the Bad and the Unknown”, to be a valuable resource.

 

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Technology is not going away and so parents need to be able to make informed decisions about TV, phones, games, tablets and computers. As a parent, by understanding the harms, you can feel confident in your decisions and explain why you’re limiting technology to your children, rather than a general statement like “it’s not good for you so you need to stop” or “because I said so”.

By being able to show your child the negative effects of technology on their body and their mind, they’ll know you just want to protect them from harm. By explaining to your children how technology can be used in a positive way – it’s a win win!

If you would like to know how to navigate your child’s use of technology to minimise the harms and to maximise the benefits, then you’ll find parenting expert, Dr Rosina McAlpine’s video on Technology and Children 0-11 years – the good, the bad and the unknown a valuable resource.

Dr Rosina’s approach to parenting is all about helping you to be the best parent you can be and to connect with your children so you can teach them how to succeed in the world. You’ll be able to create more loving relationships and a more peaceful home.

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You’ll learn about the:

‌• Recommended guidelines for technology use by children 0-11 years.
‌• Many harms of excessive or incorrect technology use (physical, social and psychological).
‌• Strategies to minimize the harms and maximize the benefits of technology.
‌• Education and awareness as a parent, so you can make the most of technology for all members of your family.

Knowing the latest research findings on how much is safe for children and how much can have negative side effects, where to get help to find the right kinds of games.

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About Dr Rosina McAlpine

Dr Rosina McAlpine, developed Win Win Parenting as a busy working mother. Rosina is an internationally recognised educator and researcher with five teaching awards and five best paper awards. She holds a Masters of Higher Education and education-focussed PhD. Her research interests include education theory, curriculum development, assessment, gender equality, work–life balance and parenting.

Rosina began her journey into parenting and child development over 9 years ago when she was confronted with important parenting decisions and was given extremely conflicting advice. Simply wanting to be the best parent she could be for her child, as a researcher, she decided to find evidence-based parenting practices. Concerned with the lack of research-based parenting books and hence sound information for parents worldwide, Rosina has been interviewing experts and engaging with the latest research from a range of disciplines including neuroscience, psychology, education and epigenetics.

Integrating the knowledge, her practical experience and the skills she’s acquired over many years of working in this area, Rosina has developed practical and innovative approaches to parenting, including programs that empower parents to help their children develop key life skills like good self-esteem, communication skills and resilience. As a busy working mum herself, Rosina has edited and authored several parenting and child development books for modern-day busy families.

Source: This article originally appeared on Win Win Parenting “Do you know the recommended guidelines for children’s safe use of technology?” and is used by permission.

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